Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PMBAR weekend!

Hey everybody, first and foremost I must thank all of the Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race (PMBAR) racers, volunteers, and sponsors. Thank you. Thank you for making the 10th annual PMBAR one of the very best yet.

I got out for a couple rides over the course of my vacation from my 'real' job.
First, I set the South Mills River checkpoint on Thursday afternoon. That was just a quick out and back on 66 jumps to the checkpoint.
When I got back to the Jeep I drove over to 225, set that CP,
then drove over to Club Gap. I repacked the Dana Designs pack then headed up Club to Avery. This was my first real mountain bike ride since the crash over a month ago and I was off the bike and hiking almost all the way to the gap. Then on the way down Avery I noticed how gun-shy I am right now. I took it very easy down to the CP.

Once that CP was set I rode/hiked back to the gap then rode back to the Jeep. It took about 20 minutes to get to Club Gap from 477 and about 30 minutes to climb back up to the gap from the CP.




and in the middle of the day Mike B. and I got out for, incredibly, a route that I had never done exactly like this before: Up Thrift to the Sycamore connector->Left on Sycamore->all the way up and over and down to 276->Right on Sycamore->up to the Sycamore connector->Thrift back to the start/finish.

Thanks for getting me out on the bike, Mike. I needed that.